Posts Tagged ‘Magazines’

Medieval Warfare VIII-1, Feb-Mar 2018

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Medieval Warfare VIII.1 with John Hawkwood in ItalyThis famous condottieri made a fortune as a military commander. How did an Englishman gain such fame in Renaissance Italy?Theme: John Hawkwood in ItalyWilliam Caferro, ‘An English mercenary in Italy – …

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 95, Apr-May 2018

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 95 with Rome under pressure in Late AntiquitySpecial Feature: Rome under pressure in Late AntiquityHarry Sidebottom, ‘The Late Roman Empire: History and wargaming – Changing to survive’.Mark Backhouse, ‘Northern It…

Ancient Warfare XI.6, Feb-Mar 2018

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Ancient Warfare XI.6 with Victory for Sparta – Finale of the Peloponnesian WarWith financial aid from Persia, Sparta slowly brought Athens down in Attica, throughout its empire, and at sea.Theme: Victory for SpartaSeán Hußmann, ‘Historical introduction…

Strategy & Tactics 309, Mar-Apr 2018

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The War of Turkish Liberation: After their defeat in World War I, the Ottoman Empire was in ruins. In May 1919, Turkish nationalist forces would find themselves in a war for independence.Other Articles:Battle of Antietam: The Battle of Antietam is reme…

Ancient History Magazine 14, Feb-Mar 2018

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Ancient History Magazine 14 with Reaching for eternity – the Egyptian Book of the Dead.Egyptian souls had to embark on a long & dangerous journey through the afterlife. This issue explores some of their challenges as well as practical consideration…

Wargames Illustrated 363, January 2018

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The January issue of Wargames Illustrated is available now. The theme for this issue is Wargaming Hollywood and we present five articles on Hollywoodization in wargaming.OBSERVATION POSTOur latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargami…

2018 Magazines

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ACW GamerAncient History MagazineAncient WarfareAncient Warfare XI.5, Jan-Feb 2018Medieval WarfareMedieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018Miniature WargamesSlingshotSOTCWWarning OrderWargames IllustratedWargames, Soldiers & StrategyWargames, Soldiers &…

Strategy & Tactics 308, Jan-Feb 2018

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Conquer or Perish – Securing Texan Independence at San Jacinto: Analysis of the Texas Revolution and the pivotal battle that would lead to the foundation of the Republic of Texas.Other Articles:War of Jenkins’ Ear, 1739-1748: European imperial and dyna…

Warning Order 47, December 2017

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Warning Order, a free wargaming e-magazine, now has issue #47 available to download.This issue features battle reports for Grand d’Armee, Saga, Warmaster Ancients, plus a review and AAR for Kings of War Historical. Also included are two new Engagements…

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 94, Feb-Mar 2018

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 94 with Tank combat and tactics during WWIISpecial Feature: Tank combat and tactics during WWIIEoghan Kelly, ‘The development of tank warfare in World War II – Wielding the armoured fist’.Eoghan Kelly, ‘The Battle …

Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

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Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

Medieval Warfare VII.6 with The legend of El Cid He was called The Campeador and El Cid, but what do we really know about the Castilian warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar?

Theme: The legend of El Cid

Peter Konieczny, ‘The deeds of Rodrigo the Campeado – The man who became El Cid’.
Ann Christys, ‘The era of the Taifa States – When Iberia was shattered’.
Kyle C. Lincoln, ‘Living in a “basket of snakes” – The takeover of Toledo’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘”The clear exposition of the disastrous tragedy” – The conquest of Valencia’.
Simon Barton, ‘El Cid and the Principality of Valencia – A man “raised up by God”‘.
Francisco García Fitz, ‘Learning about medieval warfare from an epic – Warfare in The Song of the Cid’.
Mark Lewis, ‘A hero’s weapons in fact and legend – The swords of The Cid’.

Features:

David Pilling, ‘Was Henry III “playing chicken”? – The Siege of London in 1267’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘An ancient weapon in the Middle Ages – The Sling’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘His letter to the Duke of Milan in 1482 – Leonardo Da Vinci as military engineer’.
Pierre Gaite, ‘Combat training for knights – Forged in the fires of chivalry’.
Murray Dahm, ‘”I know what it is to take a city!” – The film of El Cid’.
Robert Mason and Craig Cipolla, ‘Vikings at the Royal Ontario Museum – A tale of two swords’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

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Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

Medieval Warfare VII.6 with The legend of El Cid He was called The Campeador and El Cid, but what do we really know about the Castilian warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar?

Theme: The legend of El Cid

Peter Konieczny, ‘The deeds of Rodrigo the Campeado – The man who became El Cid’.
Ann Christys, ‘The era of the Taifa States – When Iberia was shattered’.
Kyle C. Lincoln, ‘Living in a “basket of snakes” – The takeover of Toledo’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘”The clear exposition of the disastrous tragedy” – The conquest of Valencia’.
Simon Barton, ‘El Cid and the Principality of Valencia – A man “raised up by God”‘.
Francisco García Fitz, ‘Learning about medieval warfare from an epic – Warfare in The Song of the Cid’.
Mark Lewis, ‘A hero’s weapons in fact and legend – The swords of The Cid’.

Features:

David Pilling, ‘Was Henry III “playing chicken”? – The Siege of London in 1267’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘An ancient weapon in the Middle Ages – The Sling’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘His letter to the Duke of Milan in 1482 – Leonardo Da Vinci as military engineer’.
Pierre Gaite, ‘Combat training for knights – Forged in the fires of chivalry’.
Murray Dahm, ‘”I know what it is to take a city!” – The film of El Cid’.
Robert Mason and Craig Cipolla, ‘Vikings at the Royal Ontario Museum – A tale of two swords’.

Medieval Warfare

Slingshot 315

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

Slingshot 315 is with the printers and should appear shortly. The magazine has undergone a facelift whilst preserving its original style. We hope readers enjoy the (somewhat) new format.Contents include:Is Goliath a Distraction? – by Alastair McBeatA B…

Slingshot 315

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Slingshot 315 is with the printers and should appear shortly. The magazine has undergone a facelift whilst preserving its original style. We hope readers enjoy the (somewhat) new format.Contents include:Is Goliath a Distraction? – by Alastair McBeatA B…

Ancient Warfare XI.5, Jan-Feb 2018

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Ancient Warfare XI.5 with Riding into battleHorse cavalry has long played a role in warfare. But other, more exotic mounts were also used in the ancient world.Theme: Riding into battleEvan Schultheis, ‘Historical introduction – Riding into history’.Dr….

Ancient Warfare XI.5, Jan-Feb 2018

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Ancient Warfare XI.5 with Riding into battleHorse cavalry has long played a role in warfare. But other, more exotic mounts were also used in the ancient world.Theme: Riding into battleEvan Schultheis, ‘Historical introduction – Riding into history’.Dr….

Miniature Wargames 416, December 2017

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Miniature Wargames 416, December 2017

Issue 416 of Miniature Wargames is about to be released. What are the goodies on offer?

The lead story this month is a double deal: Who would live in a house like this takes the scenery builder through the construction of a typical ruinous building in 28mm for use in eastern Europe with a multitude of period choices. Dave Tuck and Malc Johnston show wizard work with cork, foam board and dolls house furniture!

To follow on from that is Street Fighting Man. Jim Webster shows how to take ruins – like the one in the previous article – and use them in a game (with some scenario outlines) for a WW2 Warsaw uprising.

Gaslands: Keep the motor running and head out on the highway! Yes if you’re truly looking for adventure (and whatever comes your way) try these unique scenarios by the author of the latest Osprey rules release.

In Send Three and Fourpence Conrad Kinch offers a personal guide to worthy YouTube locations for wargamers with some spare time on their hands or those, like the author, who are busy juggling babies and other demands on their time.

Reinventing an Old Friend sees Jon Sutherland offering scenarios and army lists for his re-invented Ancients Hoplite rules in the final of a four part series.

Shows: the editor takes a camera along to Derby Worlds and SELWG.

Making scenery and whole armies! In Building Fenris Jeremy Claridge builds a host of robots from some fairly unexpected items for his award winning game and the Wargames Widow builds bridges to go with the river sections from last month.

For reviews we have Fantasy Facts (with its sweep over non-historical gaming with releases from from Lucid Eye, Titan, Osprey, North Star, Ion Age, Skull & Crown and Brigade. On the other hand, Forward Observer has (mostly) historical wargaming reports on Rubicon, Warlord, Deep Cut, Daemonscape, Stoessi and Victrix.. Finally we have Recce for a dozen book reviews and the free (small but still perfectly formed) Club Directory!

Miniature Wargames

Wargames Illustrated 362, December 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 362, December 2017

The December issue of Wargames Illustrated is available now! As always, the magazine comes in three different formats – Print, Interactive (for iPad), and PDF – as part of your WIPrime membership.

The theme for this issue is The Machine Gun, and we present six articles on wargaming with this revolutionary weapon.

OBSERVATION POST
Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: A LITTLE GATLING MUSIC
Mike Bradford discusses the history of this iconic early machine gun and how it may be used during tabletop encounters.

RULES SHOWCASE: FROSTGRAVE – GHOST ARCHIPELAGO
We venture forth on an adventure to the Lost Isles trying out these new Osprey rules.

THEME: MACHINE GUNS IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918
Jim Graham takes a close look at machine guns in World War One and considers how to use them in our games.

TWAS THE KRAMPUSNACHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
In the spirit of the Christmas season, we present a game that the whole family can enjoy, if they are of a certain mindset.

THEME: THE DAWN OF THE DOGFIGHT
From dropped bricks and sidearms, to Maxims and Lewis guns, the evolution of aerial warfare is directly linked to the creation and usage of the machine gun.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: GASLANDS
Weld on some armour plating, create a housing for a weapon or two and top off that gas tank – we provide an insider’s look at these new rules from Osprey Games.

THEME: DJANGO
Exclusive rules for using our latest Giants in Miniature figure with Dracula’s America.

THEME: WHERE YOU GOING NOW?
Dom Sore takes us through the history of World War Two machine guns and how these work with various rule systems.

BUFFALO SOLDIERS
Following on from our Cavalry theme in WI361, Nick Buxey presents an insight into a brave group of men who overcame prejudice to fight for their country.

THEME: HOW TO… MAKE A 15MM MACHINE GUN NEST
Here in the WI Studio, Jamie Walker had a play around with creating a model of an improvised site for a MG and its crew.

A SHARP(E) LOOKING GAME
We caught up with Ian Smith to talk more about his wonderful 40mm Napoleonic game – one of the award winning tables at The Other Partizan this year.

BRUSH TIPS: PAINTING RUSTED ARMOUR
Just how can you give your armoured warriors that ‘weathered veteran’ look? Perhaps by adding some rust to their armour using these simple techniques.

OPERATION HANNIBAL
Inspired by our recent Dunkirk themed issue, Gary Mitchell takes us through a German World War Two evacuation.

PORT ARTHUR
Another great game from Partizan, themed around an epic naval battle from the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 – 1905.

COMPANY PROFILE: FOUNDRY
We take a tour of (Wargames) Foundry’s production facility and store at East Stoke Hall in Nottinghamshire.

HOBBY TALK: CLIMBING THE LEAD MOUNTAIN
Every gamer has one, that collection of miniatures that are just waiting for a little bit of attention, whether lead, pewter, plastic or resin – it’s time to discuss the Sassanid elephant in the room.

Wargames Illustrated

The Art of Ancient Warfare

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The Art of Ancient Warfare

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100-page full-colour book features artwork by favourite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced.

Ancient Warfare

ACW Gamer: The Ezine – Issue 16, Fall 2017

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine - Issue 16, Fall 2017

A 33 page PDF (including cover) for you to download online.

Featuring:

A Review of Brigade Fire and Fury, 2nd Edition
A Review of Osprey’s Nashville 1864
Painting Blotz’ Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse
A Review of  Shiloh Wargame Maps

ACW Gamer

ACW Gamer: The Ezine – Issue 16, Fall 2017

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine - Issue 16, Fall 2017

A 33 page PDF (including cover) for you to download online.

Featuring:

A Review of Brigade Fire and Fury, 2nd Edition
A Review of Osprey’s Nashville 1864
Painting Blotz’ Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse
A Review of  Shiloh Wargame Maps

ACW Gamer

Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

November Issue of Wargames Illustrated Available The theme for our latest issue is The Cavalry, wargaming with big men on big horses.

OBSERVATION POST
We take a look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: BIG MEN ON BIG HORSES
One of our friendly neighbourhood Napoleonic era buffs takes a wargamer’s eye view of the heavy cavalry at Waterloo.

THE FLOATING HULK
Joe McCullough provides an exclusive solo scenario for use with his Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago rules from Osprey Games.

THEME: SHOCK AND AWE – MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS
Just how effective was a knight on horseback, how did they evolve and then disappear, and how are they treated by a variety of popular rules?

DESIGNER’S NOTES: 1871
Bruce Wiegle expounds upon the influences behind the latest expansion to his popular grand tactical rule system.

THEME: HORSEFLESH TO HORSEPOWER – 15TH/19TH HUSSARS
Jim Graham charts the evolution of one British cavalry unit as it moved through the ages from the horse to the armoured vehicle.

ODDS BODKINS!
We caught up with the ‘Best Game’ winners at The Other Partizan to find out more regarding their Battle of Crecy demonstration game.

THEME: BUGLES AND SABERS
Nick Buxey discusses the history of those cultural icons, the U.S. Cavalry, and explores some gaming possibilities.

RULES SHOWCASE: MAXIMILLIAN 1934
It’s the 1930s, the world in which you live is a mess, what do you do about it? Why, take a car, arm and armour it up and head out into the wasteland – see you on the road, old boy!

THEME: PAINTING THE ROYALS
Steve Wood is back again, taking us through his technique for painting up
some British cavalry.

AL HAMED
Regular contributor Pete Brown begins with a familiar tale of a wargamer sucked into a new period, and concludes by telling us how to game The Battle of Al-Hamed, in order to suck you into gaming the British in Egypt!

JAMES II PART IV: THE BATTLE OF SOLE BAY
The final part in our series takes a closer look at an interesting confrontation with a touch of everything which makes this period worth wargaming.

HOW TO: AMAIZING BASE
Nick Buxey provides us with a great method for creating North American maize fields.

HISTORICON PAINTING COMPETITION 2017
We take a look at some of the excellent entries for our competition at Historicon this year, run as a joint venture with the HMGS.

COMPANY PROFILE: GEEK NATION TOURS
What is this company up to? Where in the world do they visit? And why should you go along on one of their excellent tours?

Wargames Illustrated

Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

November Issue of Wargames Illustrated Available The theme for our latest issue is The Cavalry, wargaming with big men on big horses.

OBSERVATION POST
We take a look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: BIG MEN ON BIG HORSES
One of our friendly neighbourhood Napoleonic era buffs takes a wargamer’s eye view of the heavy cavalry at Waterloo.

THE FLOATING HULK
Joe McCullough provides an exclusive solo scenario for use with his Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago rules from Osprey Games.

THEME: SHOCK AND AWE – MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS
Just how effective was a knight on horseback, how did they evolve and then disappear, and how are they treated by a variety of popular rules?

DESIGNER’S NOTES: 1871
Bruce Wiegle expounds upon the influences behind the latest expansion to his popular grand tactical rule system.

THEME: HORSEFLESH TO HORSEPOWER – 15TH/19TH HUSSARS
Jim Graham charts the evolution of one British cavalry unit as it moved through the ages from the horse to the armoured vehicle.

ODDS BODKINS!
We caught up with the ‘Best Game’ winners at The Other Partizan to find out more regarding their Battle of Crecy demonstration game.

THEME: BUGLES AND SABERS
Nick Buxey discusses the history of those cultural icons, the U.S. Cavalry, and explores some gaming possibilities.

RULES SHOWCASE: MAXIMILLIAN 1934
It’s the 1930s, the world in which you live is a mess, what do you do about it? Why, take a car, arm and armour it up and head out into the wasteland – see you on the road, old boy!

THEME: PAINTING THE ROYALS
Steve Wood is back again, taking us through his technique for painting up
some British cavalry.

AL HAMED
Regular contributor Pete Brown begins with a familiar tale of a wargamer sucked into a new period, and concludes by telling us how to game The Battle of Al-Hamed, in order to suck you into gaming the British in Egypt!

JAMES II PART IV: THE BATTLE OF SOLE BAY
The final part in our series takes a closer look at an interesting confrontation with a touch of everything which makes this period worth wargaming.

HOW TO: AMAIZING BASE
Nick Buxey provides us with a great method for creating North American maize fields.

HISTORICON PAINTING COMPETITION 2017
We take a look at some of the excellent entries for our competition at Historicon this year, run as a joint venture with the HMGS.

COMPANY PROFILE: GEEK NATION TOURS
What is this company up to? Where in the world do they visit? And why should you go along on one of their excellent tours?

Wargames Illustrated

Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

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Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

Ancient History Magazine 13 with everyday life in Pompeii

From food and architecture to graffiti and sanitation, in this issue, we explore the daily realities for Romans living in this famous ancient city before its destruction.

Theme: Everyday life in Pompeii

Sandra Alvarez, ‘Historical introduction – A slumbering giant awakens’.
Julie Ackroyd, ‘”Mercator says hello” – Graffiti in Pompeii’.
Sophie Hay, ‘A small neighbourhood in Pompeii – Home sweet home’.
Ray Laurence, ‘Roman childhood and adolescence – Growing up in Pompeii’.
Kate Trusler, ‘Finding a toilet in Pompeii – Where’s the loo?’.
Jessica Venner, ‘Diet, drink, and daily life in Pompeii – What’s for dinner?’.
Ingrid Rowland, ‘The rediscovery and romanticism of Pompeii – Lost but not forgotten’.
Danielle Trynoski, ‘Ancient History travels – The hidden glories of Pompeii’.

Features:

Alexandra Grigorieva, ‘Roman cuisine for new Barbarian kings – Bringing home the bacon’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Donations and giving in ancient Rome – Blessed are the poor?’.
Sandra Alvarez, ‘A new exhibit of Scythian culture – Warriors of the steppes’.
David L. Reinke, ‘Rome’s best-known general on screen – Cinema Caesars’.

Ancient History Magazine

Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

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Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

Ancient History Magazine 13 with everyday life in Pompeii

From food and architecture to graffiti and sanitation, in this issue, we explore the daily realities for Romans living in this famous ancient city before its destruction.

Theme: Everyday life in Pompeii

Sandra Alvarez, ‘Historical introduction – A slumbering giant awakens’.
Julie Ackroyd, ‘”Mercator says hello” – Graffiti in Pompeii’.
Sophie Hay, ‘A small neighbourhood in Pompeii – Home sweet home’.
Ray Laurence, ‘Roman childhood and adolescence – Growing up in Pompeii’.
Kate Trusler, ‘Finding a toilet in Pompeii – Where’s the loo?’.
Jessica Venner, ‘Diet, drink, and daily life in Pompeii – What’s for dinner?’.
Ingrid Rowland, ‘The rediscovery and romanticism of Pompeii – Lost but not forgotten’.
Danielle Trynoski, ‘Ancient History travels – The hidden glories of Pompeii’.

Features:

Alexandra Grigorieva, ‘Roman cuisine for new Barbarian kings – Bringing home the bacon’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Donations and giving in ancient Rome – Blessed are the poor?’.
Sandra Alvarez, ‘A new exhibit of Scythian culture – Warriors of the steppes’.
David L. Reinke, ‘Rome’s best-known general on screen – Cinema Caesars’.

Ancient History Magazine